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Golden Eagles visit Syracuse Orange in college basketball clash

Marquette Golden EaglesSyracuse Orange
Jan 7, 4:00 PM | Carrier Dome

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Syracuse Orange Odds


The Syracuse Orange will hit the floor running against the visiting Marquette Golden Eagles Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Orange sit at 16-0 (10-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Eagles are currently 12-3 (4-7-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Syracuse is 9-6 OU, and Marquette is 7-5 OU.

View Marquette vs Syracuse Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Orange are listed as 11.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Orange and the No. 38-ranked Golden Eagles, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 92-85 result in favor of the Orange.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Syracuse's No. 128-rated squad against Marquette's No. 100-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Syracuse rates No. 106 in the country with 6.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 212 nationally with 5.8 per match.

Defensively, Marquette features the nation's No. 63-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.7 points per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, comes in at No. 63 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Marquette was a 73-70 loser on the road against Georgetown. They covered the 4.5–point spread as underdogs. Marquette suffered a 73-70 loss against Georgetown on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Darius Johnson-Odom in a losing effort at Verizon Center.

In their last action, Syracuse was an 87-73 winner on the road against Providence. They covered the 13.5–point spread as favorites. Syracuse earned an 87-73 victory over Providence on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Brandon Triche at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing St. John's are 3-5
After playing Georgetown are 3-6
After a loss are 7-3

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Villanova are 9-1
After playing Providence are 9-1
After a win are 10-0

A few Golden Eagles at Orange trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Marquette's last 8 games on the road
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Syracuse's last 7 games
Syracuse is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Marquette

Next up:
Marquette home to St. John's, Wednesday, January 11
Syracuse at Villanova, Wednesday, January 11